Various cheeses

Cheese color

Most cheese consumers don't care or even know about colors in cheese. If consumers do care about cheese color, they prefer beta carotene over commonly used and known color pigments such as carmine or annatto (data from online Omnibus and prepared for Chr. Hansen by VeraQuest, Inc. Nov. 2014). 

Chr. Hansen has the expertise and product range to assist you changing cheese color in line with consumer preferences.

We offer a complete range of natural colors for various cheese types, ranging from yellow to orange colors, comprising annatto, beta carotene, natural beta carotene or paprika color pigments.

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